2005/03/25

On Independence

DaGoddess @ 17:00

“I Expect Nothing. I Fear No One. I Am Free.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

In 1821, Greeks rose up against the oppressive Ottoman Empire which had occupied Greece for nearly four hundred years, embarking on the ultimately successful war of independence. Bishop Germanos of Patras boldly raised the Greek flag at the monastery of Agia Lavras, inciting the Peloponnese to rise against the oppressors. While the exact date probably was not March 25th, it did occur in late March and it was gradually associated with the religious feast of the Annunciation.

The quest for freedom never truly ends.

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